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 According to Nibley, "Jaredite proper names have a peculiar ring of their own. Their most characteristic feature is the ending in -m. This is called mimation and is actually found among the most ancient languages of the Near East." Hugh Nibley, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley: Volume 5. Lehi in the Desert/ The World of the Jaredites/ There Were Jaredites. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988, 242.